Virginia Fay Fortune, age 91, of Forest, widow of John W. Fortune, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at her home. She was born on March 9, 1928, in Lynchburg, daughter of the late James and Gessie Williams. Fay was a member of Redeeming Grace Baptist Church and her career included working for General Electric as well as Allen Telecom. In her free time she enjoyed crocheting, reading, sports, and spending time with her church family. She was a great cook who thought chocolate was a major food group. She was the last of six children being preceded in death by siblings, Alfred Williams, Claris W. Roberts, Earl Williams, Audrey Bondurant, and Minerva Torrence. Survivors include three children, Toni E. Fortune and wife, Loretta, Richard A. Fortune and wife, Patty, and Sharon F. Callahan and husband, Jessie; six grandchildren, Christy McIver, Matt Fortune and wife, Sarah, Greg Fortune and wife, Angie, Joey Wright and wife, Becca, Jessica Belcher and husband, Allan and Dani Fortune; five great-grandchildren, Abby McIver, Hailee Fortune, Sierra Cassidy, Tanner Cassidy and Jacob Belcher. She is also survived by a close friend, Mary Eubanks. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Pastor Mike O'Brien officiating. Burial will follow at Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and other times at the home of Sharon Callahan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102. To send online condolences to the family, please visit Whitten Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Timberlake Chapel, is serving the Fortune family.

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